19-year-old racist sensation Harley Barber is no longer a student at the University of Alabama after going viral for distasteful videos she posted onto her Finsta. Harley, who was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, told the NY Post she feels “horrible” and is receiving threats on the phone:
In a telephone interview with The Post, Barber, originally from Marlton, 20 miles east of Philadelphia, said she was in the process of returning to New Jersey on Wednesday after being expelled from the university.
“I did something really, really bad,” Barber told The Post. “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did.”
Barber has been getting threatening phone calls in response to the videos, which “came out of nowhere,” she said.
Asked if she considered the advice from one of her friends who suggested that Barber not post the videos, Barber replied: “No, I’m an idiot. There’s no excuse. I did something really bad.”
Harley’s first racist video features her talking about saving water for Syria before segueing into how much she “hates n******”:
In video No. 2, which happened to be on MLK Day, she responds to people’s complaints by talking about how much she loves Alpha Phi and how she can say the N-word as much as she wants because she’s from New Jersey. Her friends laughing in the background adds a nice touch:
Alpha Phi moved swiftly to distance themselves from their racist sister and tweeted Harley has been kicked out:
@TabisBack @UofAlabama Alpha Phi is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions in these videos. They are offensive and hateful to both our own members and to other members of the community. Ms. Barber is no longer a member of Alpha Phi.
— Alpha Phi (@AlphaPhiIntl) January 17, 2018
Alabama’s official Twitter stated Harley’s words do not reflect their values:
These remarks are ignorant and disturbing and in no way reflect the values of The University of Alabama. This unfortunate behavior has been reported to the Office of Student Conduct as it does not align with the community expectations of students at the Capstone.
— The Univ. of Alabama (@UofAlabama) January 17, 2018
And President Stuart R. Bell released the following statement:
In light of the racist and disturbing videos posted by one of our students on social media, I want to express my personal disgust and disappointment .
Like many of you, I find the videos highly offensive and deeply hurtful, not only to our students and our entire University community, but to everyone who viewed them. The actions of this student do not represent the larger student body or the values of our University, and she is no longer enrolled here.
We hold our students to much higher standards, and we apologize to everyone who has seen the videos and been hurt by this hateful, ignorant and offensive behavior. This is not who we are; it is unacceptable and unwelcome here at UA. These types of incidents affect community members differently. If you have been impacted and would like additional support, please access resources here that are available to you on our campus.
Over the last year, I have had conversations with many of you who shared your UA experiences with me. You have voiced your pride in the progress we have made, but we still have much work to do. I want to thank all of the students, faculty and staff who met today to have conversations about this event and the steps we can take, individually and collectively, to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus. You have my commitment and the commitment of our leadership team to sustain progress and address directly any issues that arise.
I know you join me in taking a stand against this and all reprehensible behavior. As members of this community, we are a family and this is our home. Everyone has a right to feel safe and welcome here.
The response to Harley’s videos from former and present Alabama football players:
— LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21) January 17, 2018
This girl goes to the same university as me but they say, “racism is dead.” Unfortunately, this thread says the opposite. https://t.co/OaYeCVEGUQ
— Damien Harris (@DHx34) January 16, 2018
she done for lol
— Damien Harris (@DHx34) January 16, 2018